Dawn Exley

Dawn Exley

Dawn is an experienced, pragmatic HR professional, with a proven track record of operating autonomously using a high degree of initiative. She is passionate about her work and enjoys building strong, lasting relationships. Dawn has a broad generalist background, and her particular areas of expertise include TUPE, organisational change and employee relations. Dawn is highly motivated and is equally comfortable providing support, advice and guidance at senior management and first line level.

Dawn is also a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

If you’d like to benefit from Dawn’s expertise, get in touch using the contact form on the right, or call 01604 763 494. If you’re not ready to pick up the phone yet, read more about our HR services.

Dawn's Recent Blog Posts

Gravitas HR Toolkit, cloud based online HR Software

One of the challenges of employing people is keeping on top of all the paperwork - contracts of employment; holiday request forms; training records; sickness documents; bank details; appraisal forms; disciplinary letters; pay changes ... the list goes on.

13th April 2016
Don't keep secrets from your HR adviser

We occasionally come across a client who seems unable or unwilling to give us all the information we need to advise them correctly.

Some years ago, I had a client in manufacturing who operated an extremely stringent sickness absence policy. There was no company sick pay and the sickness absence policy provided for just 4 incidences of sickness absence before an employee would lose their job for unacceptable attendance.

08th April 2016
HR Advice: Onboarding and Induction Training

I read an article in HR Magazine last week where Lenovo's head of talent development, Maxim Strashun had been speaking at the HR Directors Business Summit about the most demotivating business behaviours and ‘what not to do around employee engagement’.

22nd February 2016
Human Resources - Outsourcing HR

What can HR consultancies offer your business, what services can they offer and how might they be relevant to you? Here are five reasons why you should consider outsourcing to an HR consultancy.

09th September 2015
Human Resources - Firing Employees

If I had a pound for every time a Manager said “I’m fed up with Joe Blogs, he’s rubbish; can I sack him?” I’d have a nice little savings pot by now. My response is always the same and offers up a little food for thought.

16th June 2015
Human Resources - Losing Employees

You are - at any time - only a notice period away from losing any person’s skills and experience from your business. How can you protect your business from the impact of losing an employee?

20th April 2015
Gravitas HR celebrates an award of funding for digital development

We are delighted to announce that we have secured financial investment from Northamptonshire County Council (in conjunction with Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership) in the most recent round of INV-ENT funding. The matched funding will support Gravitas HR in creating a new CRM system and developing an online HR management product.

02nd April 2015
Human Resources - Employment Policy Overload, HR

Are you feeling weighed down by your employment policies? Many companies are paralysing themselves with unnecessary paperwork of which managers don’t know the content, and employees don’t read.

18th February 2015
Human Resources - Fit For Work Scheme

Employers can struggle with managing sickness absence, especially the question of whether and when to involve health professionals and the potential costs of this. Luckily the Government's free Fit for Work service is now open for business.

10th February 2015
Gravitas HR Celebrates Merger With Drinks Reception

Wednesday 22nd January saw the culmination of weeks of organisation for the Gravitas team, with an early evening drinks reception at the Campanile Hotel, Grange Park.

28th January 2014